Published DateCONCORD — The New Hampshire Travel Council's 2013 Richard Hamilton Lifetime Achievement award was presented to Jim Morash, better known as "Captain Jim," during the Governor's Conference on Tourism awards luncheon in Concord.
Morash, M/S Mount Washington captain, co-owner and VP of operations, has been a familiar face in Lakes Region tourism for more than 25 years. From an early age, he worked his way through the ship's ranks, working as deckhand, deck officer, purser, skipper, pilot and director of marketing. He has been actively involved in many community organizations, including the Lakes Region Association, Lakes Management Advisory Council and the Meredith Rotary Club, which awarded him with the Paul Harris Fellowship Award.
The New Hampshire Travel Council presents the Richard Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award to an individual who has made lasting and permanent contributions to the travel and tourism industries during the previous year. Other qualifications include leadership, generosity within the community, corporate giving and ethical business practices.
"I am the luckiest man in the world," said Morash about being able to live and work in the Lakes Region. "I love my job and the area I live in."
Jim Morash, better known as "Captain Jim", was presented the New Hampshire Travel Council's 2013 Richard Hamilton Lifetime Achievement award during the Governor's Conference on Tourism awards luncheon in Concord. (Courtesy photo)